In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- My friend did not disagree with me as to the likely counterproductive effects of such a demonstration.
- This siege has proven that it is not only counterproductive, it is dangerous.
- Why not just say that racism is stupid, counterproductive and morally wrong?
- I can't see how implementation of their policy can be other than counterproductive for Australia.
- Its tone belongs to the counterproductive adversarial approach of lawyers concerned with litigation.
- Don't try to impose yourself, because that is counterproductive.
- As a political matter, it seems highly counterproductive for them to ask for more.
- Second, these attacks will prove woefully counterproductive for the terrorists.
- Keeping a player against his will is simply counterproductive.
- Others again believe that social spending has become ineffective or even counterproductive.
- Trying to give credence to the notion that it was somehow a success seems as counterproductive as it is wrong.
- Child experts fear the Executive's plans may prove counterproductive.
- But going beyond what is reasonable and fair in hope of compromise is simply counterproductive.
- That precedent will be both dangerous and counterproductive in the long run.
- Any warning system that breeds confusion is going to be counterproductive.
- Probation officers said naming and shaming offenders was counterproductive and would lead to more re-offending.
- Although it might make good headlines, scientific scaremongering is seriously counterproductive.
- There are compelling reasons why such a course of action would also be foolhardy and counterproductive in addition to hugely unlikely.
- Imposing new taxes on them is counterproductive, if one of your goals is job creation.
- The protests are counterproductive, because the right wing loves it when the left gets angry.
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